My Whole Expanse I Cannot See…

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Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction:

I feel like my best writing often takes place in under 650 words, so just tap the above link to see my flash writings, all in one place.


9 Comments so far

  1. Pedro Cevallos May 12th, 2009 4:05 pm

    Dear Michael,

    My name is Pedro Cevallos and I just saw your episode of This American Life on iTunes. It was a really moving piece and you, sir, are an inspiration. Your story made me realize the power of resilience. It reminded me of Helen Keller’s famous quote, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”. Thank you for sharing your very personal and intimate story with the world.



  2. Joe July 25th, 2009 11:32 am

    Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky. We cut them down and turn them into paper so that we may record our emptiness.

    Khalil Gibran

  3. Ljubica Prince January 16th, 2010 12:18 pm

    Dear Michael,
    I loved reading your posts, and just wanted to thank you for sharing your thoughts, feelings and inspirations. Most of us are here to learn , but you are definitely here to teach.
    Thank you!
    Ljubica “Lu” Prince

  4. pauly hart April 15th, 2010 7:40 pm

    ok so i found your poetry. lol. nice! imma fool. maybe a couple of these on might bring in some cash?

  5. Catherin J. H. Miller January 8th, 2011 12:13 am

    Dear Mr. Michael Phillips,

    I apologize, for I do not know the best way to contact you. So I am commenting on your blog. Please forgive me but my screen reader told me of no email buttons, so if there was one I regret that I did not find it. By the way the voice of my computer is female and not nearly as wonderful as Mr. Depp.

    I became of the mind to speak to you after watching This American Life and then went to your bog to see if you had written anything about disability culture. I found that your feelings are much like my own. I feel in-between two worlds, which are actively hostel to me physically in the built environment and or through ridiculous politics. I love people, and as an artist I want to know more about people and share that knowledge. And that is why I am working on my current project.

    Well getting to the point I saw that you are a fellow creative person and wondered if you would help me get the word out about my project below you will find a short description but I would like to talk to you via email sometime about it.

    Happy belated birthday,

    Catherine J. H. Miller

    A Somewhat Secret Place: Disability and Art is 26-year-old, Catherine J. H. Miller’s first Social Practice piece. 28 works of art, literature and performance from Oregonian’s with and without disability will be featured in Miller’s book and exhibition. Miller’s planned inclusive book and exhibition project will create an international conversation that will show that artists/writers with disabilities are capable of expanding what is considered fine art and the common understanding of art history. Miller’s book will offer her theories on the intersection of contemporary arts and disability, and offer definitions and names for four areas of artistic practice in which disability is present.

  6. Scott Hudson February 21st, 2012 5:10 pm


    You are an incredible writer, and a very inspirational person to all of us. Keep going! As both a professional teacher and amateur writer, I find your insights and thoughts terrific, with a wide range from funny and creative, to thoughtful and sobering. The whole breadth of human experience. Thanks. I look forward to reading more.

  7. Scott April 16th, 2014 5:49 pm

    Hey Mike,

    I teach a class called Theory of Knowledge at Fullerton High School in CA. I show the TAL episode featuring you in class and we talk about the importance of Language to you and the differences between the written word, the scripted word and the spoken word in terms of its power to convey information. I was wondering if you have any comments you would like to share on your relationship to language and “voice” with myself and my students. Love the blog BTW.

  8. Sophia May 25th, 2016 10:00 pm

    Hey, I like the flash fiction section. I hope to see more. Do you publish elsewhere?

  9. druminfected June 21st, 2016 9:05 pm

    Hello Mike,

    It took me long enough but the episode on you crossed paths with me and I think it was supposed to happen. I have SMA also and can relate to a bunch of things, and wanted to know the best and easiest way for you to contact me. You have my email now so I hope to hear from you man. Keep living life to it’s fullest


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